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OAA names 10 winners in 2018 Design Excellence Awards


TORONTO —

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 OAA Design Excellence Awards. This year’s winners showcase diversity in design where projects range from cultural temples in Chile to breathtaking community hubs and local Ontario residences.

Representing Ontario’s best emerging talent and some of the province’s most established architecture practices, 10 projects have been recognized with the prestigious Design Excellence Award.  The OAA Awards also recognize talent and contributions to the industry by honouring practices and individuals with the Best Emerging Practice, G. Randy Roberts Service Award and Order of da Vinci awards.

“Every year it is a privilege to honour the very best in Canadian architecture and design. The OAA Awards help to champion and encourage a new standard of excellence every year and 2018 has been no exception, “said John Stephenson, OAA President. “Every project submitted for the awards has showcased how architects continue to help build and strengthen communities around the world and is a testament to the strength of our industry.”

The community is invited to begin voting for the People’s Choice Award which will open on the OAA’s Website beginning tomorrow. This opportunity provides the greater community to choose from the top selected design and innovation projects and vote for their favourite Design Excellence Award winner

The 2018 OAA Awards winners were selected from more than 111 submissions. The 20 finalistswere judged on a number of criteria, including creativity, context, sustainability, good design/good business and legacy.

Bahá’í Temple of South America — Santiago, Chile — Hariri Pontarini ArchitectsOAA Design Excellence

Casey House — Toronto, ON — Hariri Pontarini ArchitectsOAA Design Excellence

Collaborative Greenhouse Technology Centre — Vineland, ON — Baird Sampson Neuert Architects Inc.OAA Design Excellence

Double Duplex — Toronto, ON — Batay-Csorba ArchitectsOAA Design Excellence

House on Ancaster Creek — Ancaster, ON — Williamson Williamson Inc.OAA Design Excellence

Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building & Louis A. Simpson International Building, Princeton University — Princeton, NJ, USA — KPMB ArchitectsOAA Design Excellence

Limelight Bandshell — North York, ON — Paul Raff Studio Incorporated ArchitectOAA Design ExcellenceMcEwen School of Architecture/ École d’architecture McEwen — Sudbury, ON — LGA Architectural Partners Ltd.OAA Design ExcellenceRemai Modern — Saskatoon, SK — KPMB Architects and Architecture49 Inc.Remai Modern, 2018 OAA Awards, KPMBWellington Building Rehabilitation — Ottawa, ON — NORR Architects & Engineers LimitedOAA Design Excellence***

Best Emerging Practice — Suulin Architects

G. Randy Roberts Service Award — Janna S. Levitt

Order of da Vinci — John H. Daniels


The 2018 OAA Design Excellence award winners will be celebrated in Toronto on May 25 at the Celebration of Excellence Ceremony capping off the 2018 OAA Conference. At this time, additional winners in the categories of Lieutenant Governor’s Award, Michael V. & Wanda Plachta Award and the People’s Choice Award will be revealed.




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